What's Open and Closed on Canada Day in Montreal: July 1, 2017

Find Out What's Open and Closed on Canada Day in Montreal?

Open and closed Canada Day in Montreal July 1, 2017.
••• Above: a Canada Day reveller spotted at a previous Montreal Canada Day Parade. George Rose / Getty Images

What's open and closed on Canada Day in Montreal?

Canada Day is a public holiday across the country, celebrated July 1, 2017. In turn, several businesses, commerces and offices close for the occasion, though not as many as during Quebec's Fête Nationale.

If Canada Day falls on a weekend day, then those same businesses, commerces and offices generally close on either the Friday prior (if it falls on a Saturday) or Monday after (if it falls on a Sunday).


The open and closed summary below sums up what to expect on Canada Day in Montreal but it isn't exhaustive enough to cover every mom & pop shop, restaurant and retail store and government branch in town. If in doubt, call the commerce, business or agency you wish to frequent directly for detailed scheduling information. And for those of you ready to celebrate, here's a list of Canada Day events and activities in Montreal.

The following are closed on Canada Day, July 1, 2017 in Montreal:

  • banks
  • most city of Montreal offices
  • municipal court
  • most provincial and federal offices
  • many private sector offices
  • shopping malls
  • postal service delivery and Canada Post post offices, with the exception of postal service offices operating in the private sector (often found in the back of pharmacies), which can remain open at their discretion
  • retail stores with the exception of bookstores, flower stores and antique shops, which can remain open if they wish

    Note that since Canada Day in 2017 falls on a Saturday, these same businesses, as a general rule, close on Friday, June 30 instead of Saturday, July 1, 2017.

    The following are open on Canada Day, July 1, 2017 in Montreal:

    • 311, the city of Montreal's information hotline
    • some dépanneurs (aka corner stores)
    • parking meters are always in operation (no freebies)
    • garbage pickups and recycling generally stay on schedule with occasional exceptions; call 311 to double-check